COVID-19 Workers' Rights

133 petitions

Started 3 hours ago

Petition to Mayor Eric Johnson

PAID leave for Dallas Parks and Rec PART-TIME EMPLOYEES due to COVID-19 CLOSURES

This is a petition to continue paid leave for Dallas Parks and Recreation PART-TIME employees.  Dallas County parks and recreation rec centers are closed due to COVID-19 and full time employees are able to continue to work remotely from their homes, and stay safe from this virus. However, The City of Dallas has not taken measures to ensure the safety of part-time employees. Starting in April, part-time employees are required to work at White Rock Lake, one of the most popular destinations for Dallas locals since the 'Shelter In-place' order was issued. If part-time employees choose their health, and the safety of their families over work they do not get paid, but Full time employees are able to work remotely from their homes with pay. This is an unsafe and reckless decision made without giving thought to the safety of rec center employees or their families. please sign this petition in support of the part-time employees so they can stay safe and their families can stay safe. It is unethical for them to come off of paid leave while full-time employees are able to stay home and continue to be paid. Part-time Employees are at high risk for contracting COVID-19 and passing it to family members or children if they are made to work at White Rock Lake. White Rock is teeming with children and families, individuals who are picnicking, runners, cyclists, tourists etc. If the City of Dallas has already granted Part-timers PAID leave, it should continue for the duration of this Shelter in-place order or until facilities re-open and EVERYONE can return to work, full-time employees included. Please help protect us and our families!

Whitney Barrs
42 supporters
Update posted 5 hours ago

Petition to Henry J. Maier, FedEx, Frederick W. Smith

FedEx should raise the pay of there Employees during Covid-19(Coronavirus) pandemic.

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, many companies, such as Amazon, UPS, and even grocery stores, have raised the pay of their employees working during these uncertain times, realizing the risk that comes with working at a supply chain type business. FedEx, however, has failed to compensate their employees for working during these times. FedEx is a non-union company. Most Package Handlers, Managers, and Truck Drivers are on the front lines everyday. They are risking their lives to get packages to the hospitals, grocery stores, and many other customers. Many FedEx employees take public transportation, putting themselves and their families at an even greater risk by having to travel during this quarantine. It would be nice if FedEx would compensate their employees that are at high risk everyday just by coming to work. Many of FedEx employees all over the world have been forced to come to work, despite of having COVID-19 like symptoms. Feeling forced and unappreciated, yet still making the bare minimum of what FedEx is willing to pay. Most FedEx hubs do not have the bare necessities, such as Mask, Gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfectants. Volume is up all over the world at FedEx, as millions of people are forced to order online for good. The media is telling people that the Covid-19 cannot survive on cardboard, but cardboard is not the only packaging traveling through a supply chain company like FedEx. It is uncertain if a hard surface has been contaminated by Covid-19. So Please sign this petition to let the employees at FedEx feel appreciated with a pay increase at this time. It would be nice and appreciated! Thank You.

Richard Jones Jr
2,540 supporters
This petition won 2 weeks ago

Petition to Andrew M. Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Phil Murphy

Safeguard the Right of All Laboring People to Have Support During COVID-19 Crisis

On March 21, the NYS Department of Health issued clear guidelines on treating patients in labor during the COVID-19 crisis.  These guidelines determined a support person, whether a spouse, partner or other chosen person, is essential to care for the patient during labor, delivery and in the postpartum period.  The World Health Organization (WHO) agrees.  We agree. As of March 26, all New York Presbyterian and Mount Sinai affiliated hospitals, and Staten Island University Hospital in the New York City area will act against WHO, CDC and DOH guidance and ban all support people--including spouses--from Labor & Delivery and Postpartum units.  This means people in labor will give birth alone and parent alone.  Parents will miss the birth of their child. Fundamentally, risks for the people laboring alone will increase substantially. Not only can partners and spouses provide physical and emotional comfort during labor and postpartum, they are also essential in alerting staff when something has gone wrong and the laboring patient cannot notify nurses themselves, like in the event of an eclamptic seizure or a fainting episode.  Timing is critical in these cases and monitors can be unreliable. We cannot expect nursing staff, already spread thin, to spend the limitless hours needed with each patient to ensure their health and their baby's health, to provide physical assistance and emotional support.  We know the hospital system is overwhelmed in this crisis.  However, the burden will only be increased by banning support people from Labor & Delivery. We must ensure no one gives birth alone. We must ensure the maternal mortality rate does not increase during this time.  

Jessica Pournaras
613,657 supporters
Started 6 hours ago

Petition to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte

COVID-19 emergency cash subsidy for all OFWs and families

It has been said time and again that OFWs are our modern day heroes, considering their significant contribution to our economy. Their remittances account for at least 11% of our total GDP. Nevertheless, why is that our “heroes” rarely feel they are treated as such? Instead, they often feel like they lack support whenever they are the ones in need. Faced with this COVID-19 crisis, only displaced OFWs qualify for emergency cash subsidy from our government. Those still working are not included as beneficiaries. Their family members are, likewise, disqualified as beneficiaries with the rationale that they will be sent money. It seems that our government has overlooked the fact that due to lockdown implemented in various parts of the world, OFWs are unable to send remittances to their loved ones at this time. While some are, indeed, still working and receiving their salaries, they are unable to go out and/or send money while banks and other establishments are closed. Others are not receiving their salaries at all, considering their employers have no income and are refusing to pay. Our beloved OFWs sacrifice so much while abroad and with one goal in mind - to provide for their families. How heartbreaking it is that they are unable to fulfill their sole purpose for all their sacrifices now. Revisit the concept of them being our economic warriors and it should be a no brainer: OFWs and their families deserve utmost support from our government now more than ever. In fine, we appeal to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to extend COVID-19 emergency cash subsidy to all OFWs and their families. #OFWFAMILY #OFW #heroes #bayani #BeatCOVID19 #wehealasone

OFW Family Club, Inc.
73 supporters